San Fernando Valley Republican Club 
Meeting Notice and Newsletter
In This Issue
Larry Greenfield, Featured Speaker
SFVRC Elections - 12/4/2012
RPLAC Organization Meeting - 12/15/2012
Dine and Donate at Fatburger
Republican Business Directory
SFVRC Calendar of Events
SFVRC Facebook Page
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November 26, 2012
Dear Gary,

The next meeting of the 
San Fernando Valley Republican Club
 will be on
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Galpin Ford, 2nd Floor Meeting Room 
15555 Roscoe Blvd (just east of the 405) 
North Hills. 

There is a $5.00 event fee, except for first time visitors, students and guest speakers who may attend at no cost.

Our speaker for December will be Larry Greenfield.  Larry is a fellow in American studies at the Claremont Institute, and senior fellow of the American Freedom Alliance.  He will be speaking on "The American Freedom Agenda."  


Elections to choose officers of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club for the next two years will also be held at the December 4th meeting.


We will also have candidates running for Los Angeles City Council introduce themselves.

Please review the important announcements and other information below.  Read the information in this newsletter.

The American Freedom Agenda  
Larry Greenfield
Larry Greenfield
Featured Speaker:  Larry Greenfield

Larry hails from Los Angeles and earned his BA in political science at UC Berkeley, graduating in 3 years as Class Speaker. He picked up his law degree at the Georgetown Law Center in Washington D.C., where he worked on an arrest warrant for PLO chief Yasir Arafat, which helped to deter his appearance before the United Nations.

Larry served in the Armed Forces of the United States in Naval Intelligence, and was publisher of the Journal of International Security Affairs.   He has traveled to 80 countries and inside eight war-zones.   Larry has served on the Boards of the Israel-Christian Nexus and the Endowment for Middle East Truth.

Mr. Greenfield was founding executive director of the Reagan Legacy Foundation and has advised conservative politicians on public policy issues.  He has served on the Executive Committee of the California Republican Party, as and Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition.   He is a popular speaker at Freedom Fest and in the media.
He lectures widely on American politics and is writing his first book on liberty in America.
SFVRC Elections
Election of Club Officers for 2013-2014 
In accordance with the ByLaws of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club, the Nominating Committee presented nominations for SFVRC officers at the November meeting. The nominations are:
President:  David Benning
Vice President:  Vladimir Val Cymbal
Secretary:  Karen Klaparda*
Treasurer:   Christopher Pavik*
* Currently holds this office
The relevant ByLaws section is as follows:
Section A. Elections shall be held at the December general meeting of each even-numbered
year. Officers shall be elected by majority vote of members present. A written ballot shall be prepared if there is more than one candidate for any office.
Section B. Additional nominations from the floor at the December general meeting of each even-numbered year are in order provided the nominees are present or have given their consent in writing.

The persons nominated by the Nominating Committee will stand for office at the December Meeting.  As the ByLaws provide, other nominations can come from the floor during the meeting.  If there is more than one candidate for an office, written secret ballots will be prepared.  Candidates will be elected by a majority vote of members present at the meeting.
RPLAC Organization Meeting  
RPLACSaturday, December 15th

The Republican Party of Los Angeles County will have its Organization Meeting on Saturday, December 15th at the Mike Curb Financial Center, 6250 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068 at 9:00am.  All members of the Republican Central Committee that were elected in June 2012 need to submit their Oath of Office Form and attend the Organization meeting.
Dine and Donate at Fatburger  
Fatburger LogoPanorama Fatburger is offering an opportunity to help SFVRC

As you know the Panorama City Fatburger is owned by two Republicans, Julie Nguyen and John Quintanilla.  They are offering an opportunity for SFVRC members to eat at Fatburger.  It is only two blocks from where we meet at Galpin Ford, so it is easy to go there before or after our meeting, but the offer applies anytime.  

Go eat at Panorama City Fatburger, 8261 Sepulveda Blvd (at the corner of Roscoe) Panorama City, 91402.  The phone number there is (818)894-7888.  Keep your receipt and bring it to me or to Karen Klaparda, our secretary.  We can then turn the receipts in to Fatburger and they will donate 15% of the receipts to SFVRC.  It is a great way to help the club by having Fatburger donate a percentage of your bill, but it also helps a local business run by Republicans.
Republican Business Directory  
Do Business with fellow Republicans

We now have our Republican Business Directory up and functioning.  
Please go to our website:
and click on the "Local Directory" tab.  On the left side of the page you will find classifications of businesses.  Click on a classification and it will give you a list of Republicans in that classification. 

 We are encouraging all of our members to patronize the businesses of our fellow members and Republicans.  If you need goods and services, why not have them provided by your fellow Republicans? 

For those of you who would like to have your business listed in our business directory, please send an email to: 

Provide your name, the name and street address of your business, your business phone number, your business web site address, and your email address.  Also provide a description of the services you provide or the type of goods you sell.
SFVRC Calendar of Events
Active Calendar of Republican and Club Events

Google CalendarWe have set up a Google Calendar on our club web site.  The calendar is regularly maintained and includes not only events of SFVRC but many other Republican events in the area.  Organizations wanting their information included, please send the info to me by email.

To access the calendar, go to and click on "Calendar" on the menu, or go to:

The calendar is in monthly mode by default, but you can click on "week" to see the calendar by the week.  If you click on any event it will open up and give you details.  The calendar can also be printed.
There are several events occurring during the next few weeks.  Be sure and check the calendar to find out when and where.
We expect to have another great informative meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.  Come out and join us.

I hope to see you there.


Gary Aminoff

Gary Aminoff
San Fernando Valley Republican Club